The fame and wealth of Solomon

Chapter 9 The fame and wealth of Solomon – 2 Chronicles 9:1-31 The visit of the queen of Sheba – 2 Chronicles 9:1-12 v1 The queen of the country called Sheba heard about Solomon’s fame. And she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. She came with a large group of officials and servants. They had many camels that carried *spices, a lot of gold and precious stones. She came to Solomon. And she talked with him about everything that she was thinking about. v2 Solomon answered all her questions.…

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What Solomon did

Chapter 8 What Solomon did – 2 Chronicles 8:1-18 v1 By the end of 20 years, Solomon had built the *LORD’s *temple. Also, he had built his own royal palace. v2 Solomon built again the towns that Hiram had given to him. And he sent *Israelites to live in these towns. v3 Then Solomon went to the town called Hamath Zobah. And he defeated it. v4 Also, Solomon built the town called Tadmor in the desert. And he built all the towns in Hamath as towns to store grain and supplies.…

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Fire comes down from heaven

Chapter 7 Fire comes down from heaven – 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 v1 When Solomon had finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven. The fire burned up the *sacrifice by fire and the other *sacrifices. And the *LORD’s *glory filled the *temple. v2 The priests could not enter the *LORD’s *temple, because the *LORD’s *glory filled it. v3 All the *Israelites saw the fire that came down from heaven. And they saw the *LORD’s *glory above the *temple. They bent down on the footpath with their faces to the ground. They *worshipped and…

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Solomon brings the ark into the temple

Chapter 5 Solomon brings the ark into the temple – 2 Chronicles 5:1-10 v1 Then Solomon had finished all his work for the *LORD’s *temple. So Solomon brought into the *temple all the things that his father David had given for the *temple. Solomon put all the silver, gold and other things into the *storerooms of God’s *temple. v2 Then Solomon called for all the leaders of *Israel to come to him in Jerusalem. He called for all the heads of the *tribes to come. And he called for the leaders of…

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Solomon makes various objects for use in the temple

Chapter 4 Solomon makes various objects for use in the temple – 2 Chronicles 4:1-22 v1 Solomon made a *bronze *altar 20 *cubits long, 20 *cubits wide and 10 *cubits high. v2 Then he melted metal in order to make a large round basin called ‘the sea’. It was 10 *cubits from edge to edge and 5 *cubits high. The measurement round its edge was 30 *cubits. v3 There were images of *bulls under the edge round the large basin. There were 10 *bulls to each *cubit. The *bulls were in two rows…

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Solomon began to build the temple

Chapter 3 Solomon began to build the temple – 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 v1 Then Solomon began to build the *LORD’s *temple in Jerusalem on the mountain called Moriah. This was where the *LORD had appeared to his father David. David had provided that place. Previously, it was the yard where Araunah used to prepare his grain. (Araunah belonged to the people called Jebusites.) v2 Solomon began to build in his 4th year as king. It was the 2nd day of the 2nd month. v3 Solomon laid the base for God’s *temple. It was…

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Preparations for the temple

Chapter 2 Preparations for the temple – 2 Chronicles 2:1-18 v1 Solomon gave orders for the construction of a *temple for the name of the *LORD. Also, he decided to build a palace for himself. v2 He chose 70 000 men to carry loads. He chose 80 000 men to cut stone in the hill country. And he appointed 3600 men to control these workers. v3 Solomon sent a message to Hiram. Hiram was the king of the city called Tyre. Solomon said, ‘You traded with my father David. You sent him *cedar wood…

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Solomon rules Israel

About this book Solomon rules Israel: The two books of Chronicles were one book ­until there was a translation into the *Greek language. The men who translated the book divided it into two. This was because the length of it would fit more easily on two *scrolls. That ancient translation is called the Septuagint; its date is about 280 *BC. We do not know who wrote the book of Chronicles. But the writer lived after the *exile. Probably he lived at the same time as Ezra. This was in the…

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